Category Archives: Aquarium Features

Like Hanging a Picture: Wall-Mounted Aquariums

Wall-Mounted Aquarium

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If you gave somebody the task of spicing up a living space by adding art, I think it’s safe to say that most people would start by adding framed pictures. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if wall art such as posters, pictures, and paintings make up the most common household art in America. It makes sense — framed pictures have a couple of advantages that other art forms can’t match. They occupy giant empty spaces on the wall to make a living space feel less empty, they take up no floor space whatsoever, and they’re easily visible because they’re at eye level. Continue reading

One is the Happiest Number: Aquariums with a Single Fish

Lone Fish in the Ocean

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My brother and I are total opposites in a lot of ways. He likes to focus on a single task and give it 100 percent of his attention. I fancy myself as a jack-of-all-trades, dabbling in a hundred different projects. As you might expect, he and I have very different attitudes when it comes to aquascaping. He would rather create an aquascape that focuses on a single, large creature such as an eel or an oscar that dominates the tank. I would rather have a veritable zoo of creatures working together to create a visually complex aquascape. Continue reading

Easter Revisited! Building an Easter Island-Themed Aquascape

Easter Island Moai Statues

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Last Friday, I showed you how to transform an aquarium into an exciting Easter-themed aquascape complete with a miniature egg scavenger hunt. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that today many of you have refrigerators practically bursting with bowl after bowl of egg salad. But now that Easter’s over and you’re enjoying the delicious end result of all those boiled eggs, I thought I’d spend a moment to talk about that other Easter: Easter Island. Continue reading